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Lee C. Bollinger, President (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)

Lee C. Bollinger

President

Lee C. Bollinger became Columbia University's nineteenth president in 2002 and is the longest serving Ivy League president. Under his leadership, Columbia stands again at the very top rank of great research universities, distinguished by comprehensive academic excellence, historic institutional development, an innovative and sustainable approach to global engagement, and unprecedented levels of alumni involvement and financial stability.

 

John H. Coatsworth, ProvostJohn H. Coatsworth

Provost

A leading scholar of Latin American economic and international history, Coatsworth was appointed provost in February 2012. As chief academic officer, the provost ensures that the University’s programs and faculty are of the highest quality, and directs the development and implementation of academic policies. Previously, Coatsworth was dean of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and founding director of Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. He is also the former president of the American Historical Association and Latin American Studies Association.

 

Robert Kasdin, Senior Executive Vice President (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)Robert Kasdin

Senior Executive Vice President

Robert Kasdin was appointed Senior Executive Vice President of Columbia University in March 2002 and assumed his responsibilities as of September 1, 2002. Prior to joining Columbia University, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the University of Michigan. Before his service at the University of Michigan, he was the Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer for The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the Vice President and General Counsel for Princeton University Investment Company. He started his career as a corporate attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell.

 

David Madigan, Interim Executive Vice President for Arts and SciencesDavid Madigan

Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences

David Madigan is a professor of statistics at Columbia University, has served as the department chair since 2007, and is also dean of the faculty. Before coming to Columbia in 2007, Professor Madigan was dean of physical and mathematical sciences at Rutgers University. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

Lee Goldman, Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences, and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and MedicineLee Goldman

Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences, and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine

The Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center comprise four schools: the College of Physicians and Surgeons, of which Dr. Goldman serves as dean; the Mailman School of Public Health; the College of Dental Medicine; and the School of Nursing. The more than 2,000 full-time faculty of the schools teach some 3,300 students and receive about $630 million each year in research funding from government and foundations.

 

G. Michael Purdy, Executive Vice President for Research, Columbia UniversityG. Michael Purdy

Executive Vice President for Research

Michael Purdy, executive vice president for research, has overall responsibility for the University's research enterprise. He was appointed to this position in February 2011 after serving for 10 years as the director of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the leading research unit of Columbia's Earth Institute. Prior to joining Columbia, he was director of the Division of Ocean Sciences at the National Science Foundation, and prior to that, chair of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.

 

Maxine Griffith, Executive Vice President for Government and Community AffairsMaxine Griffith

Executive Vice President for Government and Community Affairs

Maxine Griffith is the executive vice president for Government and Community Affairs at Columbia University and special advisor for campus planning. Reporting to President Lee C. Bollinger, Ms. Griffith is responsible for the oversight and coordination of Columbia's collaborations with government at the local, state and federal levels, as well as the strengthening of Columbia's many partnerships with local organizations. In addition, she is a senior member of the team planning for the University’s proposed campus expansion.
 

Jane Booth, General Counsel, Columbia UniversityJane Booth

General Counsel

Jane E. Booth, who joined the Office of the General Counsel in 2002, represents the University in regulatory matters. Her expertise extends to research integrity, health care compliance, HIPAA, the False Claims Act, and environmental and safety issues. Before coming to Columbia, Ms. Booth was chief of the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorneys' Office and served as a member of Att. Gen. Janet Reno's health care advisory council.

 

David M. Stone, Executive Vice President for Communications, Columbia University (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)David M. Stone

Executive Vice President for Communications

David M. Stone was appointed executive vice president for communications in March 2006. His experience spans a wide range of professional realms. Over the past two decades, he has served in state and federal government, and worked as a lawyer, public affairs television producer, writer and strategic communications consultant for a variety of media, education, government and mission-driven organizations.

 

Jerome Davis, Secretary of the University, Columbia University (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)Jerome Davis

Secretary of the University

Jerome Davis, secretary of the University, serves as the liason between the senior administration and the Trustees. He prepares the agenda for the Trustees' meetings and maintains the University Statutes. In addition, he oversees the process for selecting honorary degree recipients and the winners of the University Medal of Excellence. The secretary also undertakes special projects on behalf of the president and the Trustees.

 

Joseph A. Ienuso, Executive Vice President for Facilities and Operations (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)Joseph A. Ienuso

Executive Vice President for Facilities and Operations

Joe Ienuso is responsible for the safety, preservation and maintenance of Columbia's real estate portfolio including space planning, overseeing new building design and construction, operating and maintaining buildings and grounds, managing the University apartment housing inventory, and ensuring campus public safety across the Morningside campus, Baker Athletic Complex and Nevis Laboratories. University Facilities and Operations is also responsible for Campus Services (Housing, Dining, Event Management, Environmental Stewardship, Health Services) as well as the development of Columbia’s new Manhattanville campus in West Harlem.

 

Anne Sullivan, Executive Vice President for Finance (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)Anne Sullivan

Executive Vice President for Finance

Anne Sullivan is Columbia University’s executive vice president for finance. In this role, she oversees Columbia’s operating and capital budget, the Controller’s Office operations, Student Financial Services, the Registrar's Office, Treasury operations, and procurement and internal audit activities at the University. Ms. Sullivan joined Columbia in 2007 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as senior associate dean for finance and administration.

 

Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)Safwan M. Masri

Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development

Professor Masri is responsible for the development of an expanding network of Columbia Global Centers. As an ambassador for Columbia, he cultivates relationships with Columbia alumni and with international leaders, essential to the continued development of a global Columbia. He joined the faculty of Columbia Business School in 1988 where he also served as vice dean. He has taught at INSEAD and Stanford; and is founding chairman emeritus of King’s Academy and of the Queen Rania Teacher Academy. His scholarly pursuits focus on education reform in the Middle East.

 

Amelia Alverson, Executive Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations, Columbia UnversityAmelia Alverson

Executive Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations

Amelia Alverson is executive vice president for University Development and Alumni Relations, leading Columbia's fundraising efforts and outreach to alumni worldwide. Prior to 2014, she served as senior vice president for development at Columbia University Medical Center. Before joining Columbia in 2009, Alverson was vice president for development at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. she has more than 25 years of development experience in academic medicine, including leadership roles at Stanford Medical center, the Feinberg School fo Medicine at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois.

 

Susan K. Feagin, Special Advisor to the President, Columbia UniversitySusan K. Feagin

Special Advisor to the President

Susan K. Feagin (GS'74) was appointed special advisor to President Lee C. Bollinger in January 2011 after serving as executive vice president for University Development and Alumni Relations from 2002 to 2010. Feagin has spent more than 35 years in development and alumni relations at Columbia University, Harvard University and the University of Michigan, and held leadership roles in three major University development campaigns. In 2011, she received an Alumni Medal in recognition of her outstanding service to Columbia and contributions to the University community.

 

Suzanne B. Goldberg, Executive Vice President for University Life, Columbia UniversitySuzanne B. Goldberg

Executive Vice President for University Life

Suzanne B. Goldberg, the Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law, was appointed to the new position of executive vice president for university life in January 2015. Goldberg is also director of Columbia Law School's Center for Gender and Sexuality Law. Professor Goldberg is a nationally recognized expert on gender and sexuality law and a leading advocate for the rights of LGBT individuals. Professor Goldberg is a nationally recognized expert on the subject of gender and sexuality law and a leading advocate for the rights of LGBT individuals. Goldberg completed her J.D. at Harvard Law School after receiving a B.A. from Brown University.

 

Peter E. Pilling, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education, Columbia University (Image Credit: Columbia University/Eileen Barroso)Peter E. Pilling

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education

Peter E. Pilling was appointed director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education in February 2015. Prior to joining Columbia Athlectis, Pilling served as senior associate athletic director at several of the most respected college sports programs in the country, including Villanova and Brigham Young universities. As a vice president at IMG College, the nation’s largest collegiate sports management company, Pilling has extensive experience serving athletics departments of Division I schools including Texas Christian University, Baylor University and the U.S. Air Force Academy.